The widely acclaimed Wisconsin Brass Quintet will be the featured performers at Concordia University’s Guest Performing Artists Series on Friday, March 4th at 7:30 p.m.
The performance will take place at Concordia University in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant. Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased online at www.cuw.edu/guestartists. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $15. Admission is free for all students 17 and under.
The Wisconsin Brass Quintet showcases their expertise in and commitment to performing new repertoire from contemporary composers as well as works from the Baroque era. The quintet will display their “remarkable musicianship and versatility” (International Trumpet Guild Journal) in works by Béla Bartók, Ivan Jevtic, and an arrangement of Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Elegy” by former Wisconsin Brass member quintet John Stevens. Joined by special guest Bass Trombonist Tom Kelley, the ensemble will dazzle audiences with their enthusiasm, energy, and technical brilliance throughout this thrilling performance.
About the Wisconsin Brass Quintet
Regarded as one of the “superb brass ensembles in the USA” (Musicweb International), the widely acclaimed Wisconsin Brass Quintet (WBQ) has maintained a position at the forefront of brass chamber music since the group’s founding in 1972. In addition to its regular concert series on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Quintet performs extensively throughout the Midwest and nationally, including appearances in New York at Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Concert Hall. Its players have been members of the American Brass Quintet, Empire Brass Quintet, and Meridian Arts Ensemble.
Current Wisconsin Brass Quintet members are John Aley and Matthew Onstad, trumpets; Daniel Grabois, horn; Mark Hetzler, trombone; and Tom Curry, tuba.